Pirlo ahead of Juve-Roma showdown: “I expect a difficult match.”


Juve boss Andrea Pirlo warned his side that tomorrow’s showdown against Roma will be far from easy as the Bianconeri host Paulo Fonseca’s men in Turin.

The former midfielder praised Roma and their style of play, though, he reiterated that a lot has changed since the two sides met earlier this season — which resulted in a 2-2 draw in Rome.

He began, “Roma are one of the best footballing sides in Italy. They are good at counter-attacks as they have very fast players. I expect a difficult match.”

“Compared to the first game in Rome, many things have changed, for the better. Now my staff and I know our players well and we’re trying to get them all to perform at their best.”

The Italian technician revealed that he will be without Paulo Dybala, who continues to recover from a knee injury, while Aaron will also miss out on the affair.

“Dybala is still training on his own. Ramsey trained with the group, however, he’s still not at 100%.”

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